Winnipeg Co-ordinating Committee for Disarmament
Year Published: 1982
Organization profile published 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2612
Part coalition, part working group, the WINNIPEG CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR DISARMAMENT (WCCD) brings together a dozen church, community and non-governmental organizations who share a common concern about nuclear arms proliferation, the arms race, and the danger of nuclear war. Formed in February, 1981, the COMMITTEE seeks to co-ordinate and publicize the activities of its constituent groups, raise community awareness, and foster the development of new groups with similar aims.
Since its formation, it has organized several eductional events, including Hiroshima- Nagasaki Day '81 and Disarmament Week (October 1981). Recently, the WCCD organized a Peace Parade and Disarmament Rally in Winnipeg in support of the United Nations Second Special Session on Disarmament (June 7-9). Earlier it had arranged a weekend-ong Fast for Peace at two Winnipeg churches.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Canada-United States Intenational Peace Gardens on the Manitoba-North Dakota border. The WCCD and many other organizations from western Canada and the midwestern United States are planning to gather there in late August, to observe Hiroshima-Nagasaki Days 1982.
The WCCD publishes a montly newsletter, and has a small lending library. As well, its member organizations share a numbe of educations resources.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.